Jade Laye is a member of the Intellectual Property Practice Group in the Houston office of Haynes and Boone, LLP. A registered patent attorney, he focuses his practice on intellectual property law, with an emphasis on patent prosecution and counseling, as well as the acquisition, licensing and divestiture of patent rights. His litigation experience includes litigation support involving patent infringement and invalidity. He was honored in the Houston Business Journal, American City Business Journals, 2015 List of Top Patent Practitioners.
Jade has experience with a wide range of technologies, including electrical and mechanical oil field devices, optical computing devices, electromagnetic logging tools, software, semiconductors, fracturing methods, e-commerce, and telecommunications.
Jade is a former Patent Examiner with the United States Patent and Trademark Office in its telecommunications division. While at the USPTO, his technical focus was in the area of video and data distribution systems, networks, electronic programming guides, and related technology, such as video recording devices, modems and hand-held communications devices. In addition to his work as an attorney, his patent examination experience provides his clients with a significant advantage in both prosecution and litigation.
Jade is also involved in Haynes and Boone's Attorney Diversity and Inclusion efforts, where he focuses on advancing the hiring, retention and promotion of diverse lawyers within the firm. He also serves as a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association’s Diversity in IP Law committee, and was admitted into the 2016 class of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) Fellows Program. In addition, he serves on the Board of Directors for the Bridge Preparatory Academy in Sugar Land, Texas.
In addition to his law degrees, Jade holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering.
Selected Publications and Speeches
- "Oilfield Services Seminar Series, Part II: Sorting M&A Targets Using Triage Due Diligence," speaker on patent-related issues, Houston, TX, April 2016.